Top 10 Florida RV Parks For Long Term and Extended Stays

There is an oft used travel term that many people might be familiar with: snowbirds. Snowbirds are those people who love the summer sun so much that while they are quite happy with the summers in the Northeast or Midwest of the US, they are not so fond of the cold winters. So, like birds, they migrate south to sunnier climes in the winter, often to Florida, where the sun shines year round.

RV parks offering long term stays are perfect for snowbirds, as they allow them to follow the sun without having to purchase often expensive traditional vacation homes, and deal with all the hassles that come along with owning one.

But these parks, some of which offer both campsites for your own RV and RV rentals onsite – are not just for snowbirds, they are great for any RV enthusiasts who want to spend a longer vacation in the sun, no matter what time of year it is.

And if you to stay near a beach, there are even beachfront RV parks in Florida that you could choose from.

Like the idea? Many do. But where are these long term stay RV parks in Florida and which are the best?

While there are lots to choose from, here, we are going to take a closer look at our Top 10 Florida RV Parks For long term rentals and extended stays to help you make the best decisions for you.

  • Location: Apoka, FL
  • Maximum RV Length: 70 feet
  • Fees Per Month: Monthly rates and bookings are only available by calling the campsite directly. Daily rates range from $60-$90 depending on the season and the campsite chosen.
  • Facilities: Full electric, water and sewer hookups, cable TV and WiFi access, laundry rooms, bathhouses, onsite laundry, fitness center, children’s playgrounds, picnic areas.
  • Website: https://koa.com/campgrounds/orlando-nw-orange-blossom/general-information/

About the RV Park: This is an RV only park that is located as close to Orlando’s major attractions – Disney, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and LEGOLand – as you can get when traveling in a camper. The park offers many of the comforts of home – in-RV cable TV access, on-site laundry and restaurants, Wi-Fi, a year round swimming pool and grill area and more. Most sites offer full electric and water hookups, as well as sewer access. Some campsites even boast a view of the beach!

Davie / Ft. Lauderdale KOA

  • Location: Davie, FL
  • Maximum RV Length: 80 feet
  • Fees Per Month: Monthly rates and bookings are only available by calling the campsite directly. Daily rates range from $40-$80 depending on the season and the campsite chosen.
  • Facilities: Concrete pad patio, full electric, water and sewer hookups, picnic table, patio chairs. Access to Wi-Fi, coin op laundry, bathhouses, multiple onsite cafés and restaurants.
  • Website: https://koa.com/campgrounds/davie/

About the RV Park: Fort Lauderdale offers great beaches, good nightlife and a plethora of shopping, and this RV campsite puts it all within reach. The site is well-maintained and boasts 24 hour security and onsite essentials for daily living, including laundromats, hot showers and a number of dining and snack options. Most of the popular attractions – including the beaches – are less than a 15-minute drive away.

Sugarloaf Key / Key West KOA Holiday RV Park

  • Location: Key West, FL
  • Maximum RV Length: 80 feet.
  • Fees Per Month: Monthly rates and bookings are only available by calling the campsite directly. Daily rates range from $175-$294 depending on the season and the campsite chosen.
  • Facilities: Full water, electric and sewer hookups, cable TV and Wi-Fi access, some campsites feature full patios and lawns. RV campers are afforded full access to the site’s many amenities including bars, swimming pools, onsite restaurant, children’s playground and more.
  • Website: https://koa.com/campgrounds/sugarloaf-key/

About the RV Park: The Florida Keys are one of the most sought after destinations for vacation travelers, and this beautiful beachside RV park offers a more affordable way to enjoy a longer stay in the area than most hotels.

This park offers lots of resort style amenities – there is even a poolside pub and multiple hot tubs and saunas- and is particularly pet friendly, especially as there is a full dog park, and there are even pet sitting services available. There are also a number of onsite fine dining restaurants and casual dining cafés.

Access to the beautiful beaches in the area is just minutes away and on site kayak, bike and fishing boat rentals will let you head off adventuring at any time. Access to the other Keys in the area is easy via car, bus (which runs directly from the RV park) or ferry.

West Palm Beach/Lion Country Safari KOA

  • Location: Loxahatchee, FL
  • Maximum RV Length: 40 feet
  • Fees Per Month: Monthly rates and bookings are only available by calling the campsite directly. Daily rates range from $175-$294 depending on the season and the campsite chosen.
  • Facilities: The campsites themselves are simple, offering full hookups to water, electric and sewer but little else. There is an onsite laundry and an onsite snack bar and well as several bathhouses. In the winter a number of social activities – karaoke, trivia nights etc. – are offered to campers at no extra charge. There is also a year round outdoor swimming pool and full service convenience store.
  • Website: https://koa.com/campgrounds/west-palm-beach/

About the RV Park: This RV campsite is one of the most unique – and exciting – to be found anywhere in Florida, and longer stays are welcome for those RV campers who really want to immerse themselves in everything it has to offer, as well as spend more time in the nearby West Palm Beach, one of the toniest resort areas in the state.

While the RV campsites themselves are simple, they offer you a place to park your RV long term while enjoying all kinds of activities, from exploring the Lion Country Safari Park and the Jupiter Lighthouse to enjoying great sport fishing (some of the best in the state) and lots of nearby sandy beaches, and excellent shops and restaurants.

Destin West RV Resort

  • Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
  • Maximum RV Length: 38 feet
  • Fees Per Month: $3,500 – $5,600 depending on season and campsite type
  • Facilities: Most RV lots are brick paved, feature patios and picnic tables and afford you access to most of the resort’s amenities, including a coin-op laundry, pools, children’s playgrounds, 24 hour bathhouses and more.
  • Website: https://www.destinwestrvresort.com/

About the RV Park: This is a full service resort, offering both fixed vacation home rentals and campsite rentals for RVs. Located five miles from Destin, and right on the bay, with great views of the Gulf of Mexico from Beachside campsites, this RV park offers many of the things you’d expect to find at a great standard beach resort and most are available for RV camper’s use.

Destin itself, which is just a few minutes drive away, is known for its excellent sport fishing sites, snorkeling, seafood restaurants and shopping.

For those planning a long term stay, campsites must be booked in advance and are subject to rental prepayment.

Flamingo Lake RV Resort

  • Location: Jacksonville, FL
  • Maximum RV Length: 40 feet
  • Fees Per Month : Monthly fees are determined by season and campsite chosen and must be booked directly by calling the office. Daily rates are between $70 – $90, but long term stay discounts may be available.
  • Facilities: All RV campsites offer full water, electric and sewer hookups, access to WiFi and cable, picnic tables and in-ground grills. There is also an onsite laundry, community center, dog park and casual dining café.
  • Website: https://www.sunoutdoors.com/florida/flamingo-lake-rv-resort

About the RV Park: The centerpiece of this RV park is a private 17 acre fishing and swimming lake that also features a sandy beach. All the campsites are set around this lake, and many offer superb views of it for a small additional cost.

While the RV park lacks the resort style amenities that some others on this list offer there is all you need for day to day living and it’s a particularly family and pet friendly park. Jacksonville itself is a short ten-minute drive away, which gives you easy access to Florida’s most populous city.

Riverside Lodge RV Resort

  • Location: Inverness, FL
  • Maximum RV Length: 60 feet
  • Fees Per Month: Basic RV campsites with full water, electric and sewer hookups rent at $750 per month for one person. There is a $300 per month charge for each additional person, and a $50 charge for each pet. Electricity is not included and is charged at the rate of 0.14 Per KWH and a $50 deposit is required. Additional discounts may be available for stays longer than 6 months.
  • Facilities: All RV campsites offer full hookups, free WiFi, free kayak and bike rental and access to basic cable TV. There is also an onsite laundromat and clubhouse.
  • Website: http://www.riversidelodgerv.com/

About the RV Park: This park, which is within 20 miles of both St Petersburg and Tampa, specializes in long term rentals for ‘snowbirds’ and is busiest in the winter season. It’s both kid and pet friendly and offers great basic amenities for day to day living. There is also an onsite bass fishing lake, and there are great restaurants and shopping available both in nearby Inverness and in the larger cities located just a short drive away.

Lake Magic RV Resort

  • Location: West Clermont, FL
  • Maximum RV Length: 40 feet
  • Fees Per Month: Monthly rates must be booked via the office only. Daily rates vary from $45 to $70 depending on campsite type and season. A monthly rate discount may be available to seniors and veterans, and long term discounts (over 6 months) may be available to all campers with prepayment.
  • Facilities: All RV campsites feature full electric, sewer and water hookups. Some premium sites feature concrete patios and picnic tables. Cable service is available at an additional charge for stays longer than 30 days. Access to onsite laundry and bathhouse facilities is offered at no charge, and pets stay free.
  • Website: https://thousandtrails.com/florida/lake-magic-rv-resort/

About the RV Park: This RV park is located just six miles from the major Orlando attractions, including Disney, Universal and SeaWorld, but also offers easy access to its private lake and sunbathing beaches. There is an onsite swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse and both kids and dog parks. If you are staying during the winter months, free community activities are offered at the clubhouse including fitness classes, potlucks, book clubs and more.

Gulf Coast RV Resort

  • Location: Ingliss, FL
  • Maximum RV Length: 40 feet
  • Fees Per Month: $660 (with $250 deposit) per 2 campers, additional campers charged at $50 extra. Additional discounts are available for longer stays – a 90 day stay for two campers is 1,845 ( with $500 deposit) and there may be additional discounts available for seniors and veterans.
  • Facilities: All RV campsites offer full water, electric and sewer hookups as well as basic cable TV and WiFi access. Some sites offer picnic tables and grills. The campsite boasts several updated restrooms and bathhouses as well as a dog park and two outdoor swimming pools.
  • Website: https://gulfcoastresortfl.com/

About the RV Park: Inglis, FL, where this RV park is located, is right on the Gulf of Mexico, with larger cities like Gainesville and Tarpon Springs a short drive away. The big attraction for many is the wealth of fishing, hiking, biking and nature watching opportunities available both inside the park and close by. There are also a number of fine dining restaurants within walking distance, and sandy beaches are just a few minutes walk away.

Bay Bayou RV Resort

  • Location: Tampa, FL
  • Maximum RV Length: 60 feet
  • Fees Per Month: Monthly rates for a basic RV campsite start at $600 per campsite and 4 campers in the summer, rising to $750 in the winter months. Additional campers are charged at $100 per month, and $25 for pets. Prepayment of a $250 deposit is required on booking. Premium campsites are charged at higher rates: $1,000 per month in the winter, $750 in the summer.
  • Facilities: Basic RV campsites offer full sewer, water and electric hookups as well as access to WiFi and hot water showers and laundry facilities. Premium campsites feature picnic tables, patios and lake views.
  • Website:

About the RV Park: While located near all that Tampa has to offer, the RV park also offers campers great sporting and nature watching opportunities. Fishing docks surround the onsite lake and can be reserved on a first-come, first served basis every day. There are also several onsite swimming pools, a dedicated dog park and training area, kids playgrounds, coin-op laundry and small cafe. There are also shuffleboard and bocce courts, and free bus service to Tampa is offered several times a day.

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